Been "offline" for all practical purposes for 2 days....did manage to catch the "big mask announcement".....sooooo....exactly how does this affect the nonsense onboard? any positive changes??? any changes at all?

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Too soon to tell yet! The cruise lines are playing catch-up.

They didn't say anything specific about cruising. I'm just excited that those of us that are vaccinated can drop the masks! I was never an anti-masker (I wore them religiously, both at work and elsewhere), but it's a huge step towards ending this pandemic. I'm sure that there will be guidance for the cruise lines coming soon in regards to mask wearing.

New announcement: "Must double the sneeze shields around all buffet service tables"

Finally catching up...looks like the US is edging closer to normalcy (whatever that means) EXCEPT for cruising...gotta maintain a sense of humor...and yes....the 800lb gorilla is STILL whatever "reduced occupancy" is supposed to mean...

Still an evolving process.

That is something that wouldn't stop on happening. No one can be certain at the moment.

I imagine that in the next few days more info will be coming out.. or more guidelines will be released.

They need to hurry it up!!

296 days till our next cruise. I wonder what’s it will like for us March next year. Guess we’ll know by December.

By March 2022 we had better be looking at all this in the rear view mirror, even with the woeful vaccination rates...or we'll have more to worry about than cruises....good luck!!!

I sure hope so. We're at 211, 310, and 694 out from our next 3...(Im not sure where that 3rd one came almost booked itself) and it seems the CDC is now willing to work with the cruise lines, as opposed to just blowing smoke up their collective tailpipes. I dont trust "the man behind the curtain" at all though, so theres always that voice in the back of my head that something bad will happen, and bollocks it all up.


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